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In preparation for the full-scale invasion, Russia started gathering troops on the Ukrainian border in April 2021. Their numbers were higher than at any time since 2014, when the Russian military aggression against Ukraine began. By mid-February 2022, almost 190,000 Russian troops had been waiting near Ukrainian borders, and on February 24, they moved into Ukrainian land, bringing only death and destruction.

Since the first days of the full-scale war, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been publishing daily reports about the situation on the frontline and the total combat losses of the enemy, which rise every day.

246,690 Russian soldiers were liquidated in Ukraine as of August 1, 2023. In particular, Ukrainian defenders have killed 21,000 and injured 80,000 mercenaries from the “Wagner” terrorist organization by July 2023. Hundreds of thousands of Russians have lost their lives and got injured in the brutal war of aggression against Ukraine.

How many Russian tanks were destroyed in Ukraine?

As of August 1, 2023, Russian tank losses in Ukraine reached 4216 units, in addition to 8205 lost armored personnel vehicles. Many of those were destroyed by Ukrainian defenders (and some even got stolen by Ukrainian farmers) and left on Ukrainian land as Russian troops were retreating from the Kyiv, Kharkiv, or Kherson regions, destined to be turned into scrap metal.

In more than 17 months of full-scale war, Ukrainian forces also managed to destroy 18 Russian warships and boats, including the infamous “Moskva”, the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

What are the Russian aircraft losses in Ukraine?

315 Russian plains and 311 helicopters were shot down by the start of August 2023. 

In addition, Russian combat losses include more than 1,3 thousand cruise missiles and more than 4 thousand UAVs. Ukrainian air defense forces work all across the country to destroy Russian missiles and drones regularly aimed at civilian objects and densely populated areas of cities. In May 2023 alone, Russia launched 18 massive air attacks on Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital.